Pesticides and protected crops – EFSA presents environmental risk assessment guidance
Posted: 20 March 2014 | The European Food Safety Authority | No comments yet
New guidance from EFSA provides a framework for carrying out environmental risk assessment of pesticides emitted from protected crops…
New guidance from EFSA provides a framework for carrying out environmental risk assessment of pesticides emitted from protected crops – those grown in greenhouses and under cover. The document provides assistance on how and when to assess pesticide emissions into soil, surface water, groundwater and the air. It also addresses what elements should be used in exposure scenarios for risk assessment – both for soil-bound and soil-less cultivation systems. The guide contributes to EFSA’s ongoing work in the field of pesticides for the protection of environmental health.
- EFSA Guidance Document on clustering and ranking of emissions of active substances of plant protection products and transformation products of these active substances from protected crops (greenhouses and crops grown under cover) to relevant environmental compartments